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Grants & Fellowships

David Cadotte (NeurSurg) has been selected by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Fellowships Committee to receive the 2009-2010 CNS/Synthes Spine Fellowship.

 David has also received a two-year Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) for Graduate Studentship and Post-doctoral Fellowship Award in Spinal Cord Injury Research. This award is for his research project entitled "Functional magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of the injured human spinal cord: an assessment of recovery and functional plasticity".

Peter Dirks, James Rutka and Michael Taylor (NeurSurg) are the recipients of a $1 million research grant from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Grant. Their proposal is entitled "The role of isochromosome 17q in pediatric medulloblastoma".

Peter Dirks (NeurSurg) has been awarded a Canadian Cancer Research Society grant for his work on "Defining cancer stem cell and clonal heterogeneity in mouse brain tumours".

Michael Fehlings (NeurSurg) and Albert Yee (OrthSurg) have had the SpineLINK project selected and approved by the Sunnybrook and UHN AFP grants panel.

Michael Fehlings (NeurSurg) has been awarded a 3-year operating grant from CIHR for his project "Psychometric testing of a new scale measuring medical outcomes of dysphagia (MOD) in adult patients with swallowing disorders secondary to stroke, cervical spine abnormalities and head and neck cancer".

Ab Guha (NeurSurg) received one year of bridge funding from CIHR for his work on "Glioblastoma Multiforme Biomarkers".

Clement Hamani (NeurSurg) received a Young Investigator Award/grant from NARSAD - National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression for his project on "Deep Brain Stimulation in an Animal Model of Depression".

Andres Lozano (NeurSurg) received a grant from the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation for his work entitled "Effects of internal globus pallidus deep brain stimulation for dystonia on cortical circuits and plasticity".

Demitre Serletis (NeurSurg) received a research fellowship from the American Academy of Neurological Surgery/Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation.

Subodh Verma (CardSurg) was recently awarded the following grants at the Fall 2008 national competitions:
a) Role of the tumor suppressor gene BRCA1 in adverse cardiac remodelling (Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
b) Elucidating the in vivo role of adiponectin in inflammation: a biochemical and pharmacological approach (Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada)
c) Neuregulin-1 as a novel treatment for endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis (Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada)

 Subodh and Milan Gupta have recently established The Canadian Cardiovascular Research Network (CCRN), a not-for-profit academic research organization that aims to foster basic, translational, clinical and population level research efforts and generate new knowledge to improve cardiovascular care in Canada. CCRN has been awarded 3.8 million from AstraZeneca to run an Investigatorinitiated study entitled PARADIGM aimed at evaluating atherosclerosis risk stratification in primary care.

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